Foster children moved home too much, claims charity – The Guardian

Almost one in four foster children in the UK has moved home two or more times in the past year, a Freedom of Information request submitted by Action for Children has revealed.

Of the 64,372 children in care between April 2014 and March 2015, 22.7% were placed under a different carer more than twice, according to the data obtained from local authorities.

The charity has launched an appeal to find the best homes for vulnerable children and is urging foster parents who will “stick with them through thick and thin” to come forward.

John Downing, director of children’s placements at Action for Children, said while sometimes it was “appropriate” to move a child in care, behaviour could also play a part in causing placements to “break down”.